Archive for the ‘Lotus’ Category

“Whoa! What was that?”

The most spectacular incident from this morning’s Bahrain Grand Prix happened when Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado drove into Esteban Gutierrez and flipped over the young Mexican and his Sauber C33. Gutierrez, bemused immediately after the impact and now resting back on his wheels, asked over the radio: “Whoa! What was that?” Thankfully, we can laugh […]

2014 Lotus E22 revealed

The Lotus F1 Team usually presents itself as the media tarts of F1’s pit lane. They take a less serious and often irreverent approach with their communications. But they’ve taken low key to a whole new level with the reveal of its 2014 car, the E22. In the team’s media archive we’ve got a total […]

2014 Bathurst 12 Hour photo gallery: Friday practice

Defending champions Erebus Motorsport have signaled their intentions with the #1 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 setting the fastest time in practice at the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour today. With Maro Engel behind the wheel his time of 2:04.4533 established a new lap record for a tintop car around Mount Panorama. Conditions were hot late in […]

2014 Lotus E22 previewed

Lotus has thrown its toys out of the cot and spent a fair portion of the time McLaren was launching its new car by publishing a series of childish tweets (see below). The episode reached a climax when the team released this teaser image of its 2014 F1 car, the E22. Of course, Lotus is […]

Eric Boullier quits Lotus F1 with immediate effect

In sensational F1 news Eric Boullier has resigned from the Lotus F1 Team and is expected to be named as the McLaren Team Principal, replacing Martin Whitmarsh. It’s not been confirmed as yet, but it seems apparent Whitmarsh has been sacked by McLaren and he was not present at the team’s launch of its new […]

Grosjean and Maldonado for Lotus F1 in 2014

Following Kimi Raikkonen’s return to Ferrari for 2014 we always knew that Lotus would be looking for at least one new driver for next year’s Formula 1 season. Romain Grosjean’s late season form pretty much ensured he’d be safe, and that’s proved to be the case. However, the question of who would partner Grosjean was […]

2013 United States GP: Post-race press conference

The post-race reflection from the 2013 United States Grand Prix gave Sebastian Vettel a chance to answer even more questions about his eighth win in a row. Romain Grosjean reckons being a dad is ace and Mark Webber rued his lost opportunity to grab pole position during qualifying. Further down the field Daniel Ricciardo was […]